I am a Story by Dan Yaccarino
A story is the telling of an event, either true or fictional, in such a way that the listener experiences or learns something just by the fact that they heard the story. A story is a means of transferring information, experience, attitude or point of view. Every story has a teller and a listener. The story is who did what.
why is the story important?
Stories let us share information in a way that creates an emotional connection. It helps us to understand that information and each other, and it makes the information memorable. Because stories create an emotional connection, we can gain a deeper understanding of other people's experiences and their backgrounds.
It is very important to teach children what a story is and why it is important, especially for children, at a time when they need to express their experiences, feelings and thoughts well. I stumbled upon a good book in the library that can tell children what a story is.
Here is a book, named "I am a story", and the author is Dan Yaccarino who is an american author, illustrator, and television producer. He is famous for his animated series, children's books and award-winning imagery.
Defining and explaining to children what the story is would be very vague. Perhaps if you try to tell them the dictionary meaning, you will have to see them yawn.
Rather, it is helpful to show the picture below. That's what we always do at campfires. Although they are different in shape and type, they are always with us.
And it shows the form of various kinds of stories in historical chronological order in an easy-to-understand manner.
Through the picture below, I could tell my child how the storage of the story has changed due to the development of printing technology.
The story is not a difficult concept. As natural as air, as natural as water. And it provides a lot of fun just like we do watching a show or watching a movie.
In the scene below, my daughter is confused. Because she doesn't know much about the Cultural Revolution. My book-loving kid doesn't quite understand the time when all the books were burned. I explained the Cultural Revolution and taught me the value of books and stories.
And stories can show that it has a political power.
And in modern times, stories show us in what form they are all around us.
The story is one, two, three.
A boxer's outstretched fist is usually a jab, uppercut, or punch. It means three fists and is called one, two, three. If storytelling is about throwing more than the audience expects and knocking them down by emotion, the boxing one, two, three analogy fits.
Normal circles can't do much damage. This is usually a distraction or a light blow. Turo can do some damage. It has the power to stagger, and it also makes the mind hazy. A three is the final blow that ends the game. The metaphor is boxing, which can be a bit off-putting, but it's definitely the heart of the story.
Myungja Anna Koh